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Why Is No One Talking about the New French COVID-19 Variant Known as B.1.640?

The impact of COVID-19  on our day-to-day activities has been massive, and the consequences are still unfolding as new variants of the coronavirus now emerge due to mutation. The recent Delta variant has infected more than a million Americans already. Just as we’re managing the surge of the Delta variant, here comes a brand new …

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Should Employers Pay for Mandatory COVID-19 Testing?

More employers are requiring their workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to regular COVID-19 testing, prompting questions about who pays for testing when workers refuse to get vaccinated. High transmission rates of the COVID-19 delta variant led many employers—including the federal government, some state governments and large companies—to revise their COVID-19 safety …

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Alpha, Delta and More: Why Virus Variants Are Causing Alarm

Viruses mutate all the time, including the one, SARS-CoV-2, that’s caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Although most genetic changes are innocuous, some can make the mutant more adept at infecting cells, for example, or evading antibodies. Such “fitter” variants can outcompete other strains, so that they become the predominant source of infections. A succession of more-transmissible …

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